Who is Cosmos Chipepo?
Is he the same one who rejected the teachings of the missionaries under the Baobab tree? The one who is rumored to be the conduit passing down the knowledge of the ancients through the now almost lost art of story-telling? His name is strange, is he the descendant of the scholarly Moors?
Was he educated in Timbuktu? Was his ancestor the head librarian scribe at the great library of Alexandria? Is he the one to restore the knowledge that education in Africa is not institutional in nature but a lifetime commitment from cradle to grave, and beyond through future generations?
No one really knows. Perhaps he is best just simply defined by his title:
Cosmos Chipepo, an African.
"For Africa and her knowledge has never belonged to individuals but to her community."